The European Parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on the 23rd May 2019. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, you should expect to receive information relating to this poll later than you would for other elections and use the information below to plan your voting arrangements accordingly.
Over 90 polling stations will be open throughout Monmouthshire between 7am and 10pm on 23rd May 2019 to enable you to cast your vote. However, you must be included on the electoral roll to cast your vote. Every elector registered on the electoral roll who is eligible to vote will be sent a poll card – this will tell you which polling station you are allocated to and how to cast your vote. You should receive your poll card by the end of April 2019 which does not leave much time to make alternative voting arrangements should you need to. If you do not receive your poll card by the end of April 2019 contact us on 01633 644212 to ensure you are registered.
Registering to Vote
If you want to vote at this election you must ensure you have registered to vote. Please register now if you have not already done so. You can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote and will need your national insurance number and date of birth in order to complete the registration process.
Applications to register must be received by 7 May 2019.
Voting by Post or Proxy
If you are not going to be able to visit a polling station on polling day to cast your vote then you can make alternative arrangements to vote by post or proxy (where someone is appointed to vote on your behalf). More information on voting by post or proxy including application forms is available or alternatively you can contact the elections office on 01633 644212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postal votes will be dispatched in two tranches. Any elector who had registered for a postal vote before 2 April 2019 will receive their postal vote around the 11 May 2019. Any elector applying to vote by post after 2 April 2019 should expect to receive their postal vote around 18 May 2019. You will need to consider these dates when applying for a postal vote to ensure you receive your postal ballot paper should you be away on holiday.
Applications for voting by post must be submitted accurately by 5pm on the 8 May 2019.
Applications for voting by proxy must be submitted accurately by 5pm on the 15 May 2019.
A guide on how to complete your postal vote is included with your postal vote.
If you do not receive your postal vote, a replacement cannot be issued until 17 May 2019. We would recommend you visit County Hall, Usk, bringing photographic ID with you, to obtain a replacement postal vote rather than rely on another to be posted to you given how close to polling day it is.
What and who am I voting for?
Political Parties and Independent candidates wishing to stand for election will submit nomination papers, including the details of individual candidates, to the Regional Returning Officer for Wales by 4pm on 25 April 2019. At 5pm on that day, a full list of those who will be standing for election will be published on this webpage.